Stephanie M McClure

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This paper examines the role of culture as a factor in enhancing the effectiveness of health communication. We describe culture and how it may be applied in audience segmentation and introduce a model of health communication planning--McGuire's communication/persuasion model--as a framework for considering the ways in which culture may influence health(More)
In this qualitative study, the authors examine perceptions of the religiosity-health connection among African American church members. They conducted 33 interviews with members of predominately African American churches. The clergy and members from each congregation completed semistructured interviews. Participants described the religiosity-health(More)
From 1999 to 2009, the Eliminating Health Disparities Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program provided specialized education and mentoring to African American graduate students in public health. Fellows received a public health degree, coursework in understanding and eliminating health disparities, experiential learning, mentored research, and professional network(More)
Defining the proper geographic scale for built environment exposures continues to present challenges. In this study, size attributes and exposure calculations from two commonly used neighborhood boundaries were compared to those from neighborhoods that were self-defined by a sample of 145 urban minority adolescents living in subsidized housing estates.(More)
INTRODUCTION Jamaican culture is considered 'fat-loving,' and thus less likely to foster obesity stigma. However, the importance of tourism to Jamaica's economy, global trends toward a thinness aesthetic and extant ethos' of both bodily self-acceptance and status-based bodily critique suggest that obesity stigma may exist in Jamaica - particularly in the(More)
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